Joakim Noah and Derrick Rose went into the United Center last night and dealt the Bulls their second loss of the season in the duo’s first return to Chicago since arriving in the Big Apple. The Bulls will now have to make a quick turnaround for the second half of their back-to-back with the 2-3 Indiana Pacers tonight.
- Indiana has given up a league-worst 115 points per game.
- The Bulls are 6-14 in their last 20 games on the road.
- Indiana is 6-2 against the spread in their last 8 games at home.
These teams last met a week ago when the Bulls took at 17-point win at home as 3.5-point favorites. Both teams experienced dramatic turnover in their starting lineups over the offseason and the Pacers’ new-look squad hasn’t really meshed yet and Jeff Teague, who was their key addition, is shooting just .246 percent from the floor since joining Indiana.
Although that’s not a good stat, Teague has actually posted some of his best numbers in his four games against the Bulls last year (18.5 PPG, 7.5 APG, 4.3 RPG) and shot .482 from the floor.
The Pacers are a matchup nightmare for the Bulls with Monta Ellis and Paul George both on the court. Jimmy Butler can only guard one of those guys and George usually demands a double-team. One of those two will torch Chicago tonight.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Odds makers at BetOnline opened the Indiana Pacers as -3-point favorites in this betting matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER betting line was sitting around 213 earlier at Bovada.
Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds – Shark
pick a 109-103 result in favor of the Bulls. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.
Chicago Bulls vs Indiana Pacers Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Indiana Pacers currently sport a record of 2-3, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 1-4 ATS. The Chicago Bulls are 3-2 and 3-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Pacers post a 4-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Bulls have gone 2-3 against the total number of points scored. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Indiana vs Chicago injuries news.
This game matches up the No. 13 (Indiana Pacers) and the No. 14 (Bulls) teams in the league, according to our current NBA betting Power Rankings at Odds – Shark
Offensively the game matches up Indiana’s No. 6-ranked offense (109.4 PPG) against a Chicago Bulls defense that ranks No. 12 at 102.4 PPG. The Indiana Pacers have averaged 46.09% from the field per game, more than the Chicago Bulls have managed so far this NBA season (45.83% on average).
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Dwyane Wade chucked in 35 points for Chicago on Friday, but they still came up short in losing 117-104 at United Center.
Paul George scored 23 points in a failed effort to lead the Pacers to victory (they lost 125-107 to Milwaukee at Bradley Center on Thursday).
- Chicago is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
- Chicago is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Chicago’s last 17 games
- Chicago is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
- Indiana is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
- Indiana is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indiana’s last 5 games
- Indiana is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Chicago home to Orlando, Monday, November 7th
Indiana at Charlotte, Monday, November 7th